Shoplifters will always find the path of least resistance. When they are trying to shoplift clothing, they will go out of their way to find merchandise that does not have any clothing security tags on them.
If that is not possible, the next thing that a shoplifter does is to try and leave the store without any visual clues that they have any merchandise with them. That means they will try to conceal the stolen product.
Concealing merchandise is not about trying to bypass the clothing alarms. It is about plausible deniability. Even if the clothing alarm responds to the concealed clothing security tags, a shoplifter who is seen empty handed can blame the alarm on something else.
If an employee does not see any merchandise being stolen, they have a harder time trying to get product back. Compare this to a shoplifter carrying merchandise, or holding a bulging purse. The visual cue that there might be stolen product makes it much less discrete for a shoplifter leaving the store.
More experienced shoplifters will use boosters to effectively conceal product. It can include false casts on arms and legs. There are ways to add extra hidden pockets to an already puffy coat. Sometimes it is as simple as a booster under a woman’s dress that looks like a pregnancy belly, but is really a hollow shell designed to have stolen clothing stuffed inside of it.
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